Parasound NewClassic 200 Pre - Stereo Preamplifier
The Parasound New Classic 200 Pre and Integrated represent a new generation of affordable high-performance audio products from Parasound. At the heart of the 200 is an all analog signal path which includes analog bass management with high and low pass outputs.
The 200 has connections for just about any source including an MM/MC phono input, home theater bypass, USB, Coax, optical as well as a front panel Aux input with an automatic 12dB gain bump. The built in DAC features a Burr-Brown IC and the circuitry is pulled directly out of the award-winning Halo P 5. Convenience and Ci features include a turn-on volume preset, a favorite volume setting, 2-way RS232 serial port, rear panel IR input and a 12V output trigger.
The front panel LCD display allows the input names to be changed and provides for easy control. The backlit remote provides adjustment of the bass, treble, subwoofer trim, subwoofer on/off and balance.
- Burr-Brown 192kHz-24 bit DAC from the Halo P 5
- USB, Optical and Coax digital audio inputs
- 4 Analog audio inputs
- Phono input for MM or MC cartridges
- Pure analog signal path from input to output
- Analog bass management w/ variable 20-140Hz high pass crossover
- Subwoofer On/Off & level by remote control
- 80Hz low pass subwoofer output
- Full range subwoofer output can also be used for a mono listening area
- Variable and fixed stereo outputs
- Bypass input for surround sound or music streamer integration
- Default turn on volume memory
- Favorite volume memory with remote control button
- Input level matching (source volume offset)
- Bass, treble and balance adjustments by remote control
- Front panel LCD display with dimming
- 2-way RS232 w/ exact volume control & feedback
- Control4 Driver available here
- Rename inputs to match connected source
- 12dB auto gain for front panel AUX to match levels of other sources
- Dedicated headphone amplifier
- Back-lit remote control with discrete buttons
- 12V trigger output
- Rear panel IR input
- 0.5w standby power consumption meets Energy Star & EU specs
Audio Beatnik May 2019
"The NewClassic 200 PRE is incredible, especially for the price. Highly recommended. You will get much more than you think you paid for."